By Mark Ellis
The second daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, Anne Graham-Lotz, is blowing the trumpet and sounding the alarm, following in the footsteps of her father and with the impassioned spirit of the prophet Joel.
“Blow the trumpet…sound the alarm…for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand – Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God” (Joel 2:1,13)
Due to declining health of her husband, Dr. Dan Lotz, Anne has limited her speaking engagements and has been spending more time at their home in Montreat, North Carolina, caring for him. In December, 2012, Dr. Lotz was hospitalized and overcame a serious bout with a MRSA staph infection.
“As a result, I have had time to be quiet and listen more to the whispers of the Spirit,” she wrote in a letter dated June 20th to Pat Robertson. “He has revealed things to me in the stillness that I’m not sure I would have heard in my former busyness.”
Anne believes we are racing toward a dramatic conclusion to world events. “One of the things He has impressed on me is that we are living at the end of human history as we know it,” she writes, based on her careful study of the Bible.
Last month, she was the honorary chair for the National Day of Prayer. She delivered a sobering message from Joel 1: “The Day of the Lord is at hand.”
“It was a message warning that judgment is coming,” she writes.